Sid Mookerji

Sid Mookerji
Managing Partner
Silicon Road Ventures
Sid Mookerji is the Founder and Managing Partner of Silicon Road Ventures, a family of US funds with over $100M under management, investing in early-stage tech startups disrupting the retail, e-commerce, and CPG industries. Sid is also a General Partner in Bengaluru-based fund StartupXseed and has made many angel investments through his family office. In addition, Sid is co-founder and CEO of Silver Spirit Global LLC which operates tech parks in the US and India. Sid Mookerji is also a Founding Partner of the Atlanta chapter of the Creative Destruction Labs and President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Atlanta). Sid’s contributions to industry and the city of Atlanta were celebrated as he was inducted into the Kennesaw State’s Coles College Hall of Fame for 2019. Sid was also recognized as an Entrepreneurial Leader for South East USA by TechBridge in 2019.

Prior, in 1994, Sid founded Software Paradigms International (SPI) and served as its CEO and Chairman. SPI provided technology solutions to 350+ retail businesses on five continents. Under Sid’s leadership, SPI completed 14 acquisitions and employed over 3000 employees across the globe. SPI delivered tech services and products to marquee retail, e-commerce, and CPG firms such as Macy’s, Saks, Walmart, P&G, and GroupOn. In September 2016, Sid stepped down from his position of SPI’s CEO after 22 years at the helm, and the company was eventually acquired by IT giant Cognizant.

Apart from business pursuits, Sid supports philanthropies in the United States and India through the Mookerji Foundation. In the U.S., he led the foundation’s relief effort for communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other natural disasters. The Mookerji Foundation made a substantial gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation in 2016 to establish a retail tech innovation program. The Mookerji Foundation also helped set up the “Mookerji Innovation Fund” for entrepreneurs at the Kennesaw State University.

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July 16
1:15 pm1:45 pm
American Express Theatre
This panel discusses the recent trend in strategic investing wherein retailers invest in start-up businesses. It answers questions, such as: why is it that large retailers from Walmart to Dollar General and Kroger are making investments in start-ups and tech companies? How can founders harness these opportunities as opposed to traditional venture capital? What are the benefits and downsides?